Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Margo Edmunds is an American health policy researcher, strategy consultant, educator, and writer who began her clinical career in disease management at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her recent work has focused on the use of health information technology in healthcare reform and public health, including co-authoring Toward Health Information Liquidity, a Booz Allen Hamilton white paper that explores the challenges and opportunities for electronic health information systems. Formerly Vice President with The Lewin Group,[clarification needed] Edmunds has held senior positions at the University of California, San Francisco, Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, Children's Defense Fund (CDF), and American Institutes for Research. At the IOM, she directed studies on health insurance and access to care and provided testimony on children s coverage to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. In 2000, she and her team at CDF released All Over the Map, a report on progress implementing the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
Praise for NONPROFIT SUSTAINABILITY &quote;This is much more than a financial how-to book. It's a nonprofit's guide to empowerment. It demystifies mission impact and financial viability using The Matrix Map to provide strategic options for any organization. A must-read for every nonprofit CEO, CFO, and board member.&quote; Julia A. McClendon, chief executive officer, YWCA Elgin, Illinois &quote;This book should stay within easy reaching distance and end up completely dog-eared because it walks the reader through a practical but sometimes revelatory process of choosing the right mix of programs for mission impact and financial sustainability. Its use is a practice in which every nonprofit should engage its board once a year.&quote; Ruth McCambridge, editor in chief, The Nonprofit Quarterly &quote;Up until a few years ago, funding and managing a nonprofit was a bit like undertaking an ocean voyage. Now, it's akin to windsurfing you must be nimble, prepared to maximize even the slightest breeze, and open to modifying your course at a moment's notice. Innovative executive directors or bold board members who want their organization to be able to ride the big waves of the new American economy must read this book.&quote; Robert L. E. Egger, president, DC Central Kitchen/Campus Kitchens Project/V3 Campaign &quote;Most nonprofits struggle to find a long-term sustainable business model that will enable them to deliver impact on their mission. Thanks to Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman help is now in sight. This book offers practical, concrete steps you can take to develop your own unique path to sustainability without compromising your mission.&quote; Heather McLeod Grant, consultant, Monitor Institute, and author, Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits &quote;At last! An urgently needed framework to prepare leaders to meet head-on the persistent twin challenges of impact and sustainability. This is a practical tool based on good business principles that can bring boards and staff members together to lead their organizations to sustainable futures.&quote; Nora Silver, adjunct professor and director, Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley &quote;Together, Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman equal wisdom, experience, and know-how on sustainability and lots of other things. Buy, read, and learn from this terrific book!&quote; Clara Miller, president and CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund &quote;Wisdom, experience, and know-how. Buy, read, and learn from this terrific book!&quote; Clara Miller, president and CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund
-- The definitive series of professional references for those finance professionals concerned with 'back office' or operations management unique to this industry -- Presents concise references on the essential management functions such as technology, client services, and risk management for financial operations management professionals -- A comprehensive resource from a leading financial management consultant for global banks and institutions. DMS has also developed a wide range of financial management courses, materials and programs over the last seven years Managing Technology in the Operations Function looks at issues in technology from the operations function rather than from an IT perspective. It explores the use of technology for processing, provision of client services, risk management and business management.
Praise for Running a Public Company: From IPO to SECReporting 'Steve Bragg's book is an essential read for anyonecontemplating a public offering or taking on leadershipresponsibility in a public company. Not only does he explain thecomplicated aspects of registration and reporting, he providespractical examples of policies, procedures, and controls to keep apublic company on the right track. This book is easy to follow andwill continue to be a resource for the reader.'--Tom Wilkinson, PMB Helin Donovan, LLP 'I will recommend Running a Public Company: From IPO to SECReporting to my clients and consulting colleagues as an excellentresource. The book provides helpful guidance about the decision togo public, and about managing the requirements once a company ispublic. Steve Bragg's extensive knowledge stems from actualbusiness experience, and his writing style makes a complex topiceasier to follow and understand.'--Valerie G. Walling, CPA,CMC, Management and Internal Controls Consultant 'I highly recommend Steve's new book, Running a Public Company:From IPO to SEC Reporting, because it's a reference manual andinsider's guide that contains a treasure trove of valuable insightscertain to help managers, accountants, and attorneys navigatethrough the countless challenges that arise when taking (andkeeping) a company public.'--Matthew Posta, Esq., CPA, VicePresident of Finance, Key Air, LLC 'Mr. Bragg has done an excellent job of demystifying what isrequired to run your company and sell your stock in the publicmarkets. I consider this a must-read for anyone considering apublic offering or working with a public company.'--WrayRives, CPA 'Running a Public Company: From IPO to SEC Reporting is anincredibly exhaustive guide to going public, spanning the processfrom first deciding to take the leap to filing with the SEC andeverything in between--so comprehensive that it even includesthe SEC's account number for paying filing fees! This is yetanother Steven Bragg title for professionals that takes acomplicated and oftentimes confusing process and breaks it downinto simple, easy-to-follow steps. Should our company ever decideto make that jump, it is reassuring to know that Running a PublicCompany has laid out the path before us in perfect detail. Whetherused as a reference or a guide, Mr. Bragg makes the process simple,clear, and amazingly straightforward.'--Adrienne Gonzalez,Project Coordinator, Roger CPA Review, Chief Information Officer,JrDeputyAccountant.com 'The first A to Z guide that I have seen. An excellent referencefor management and investors alike.'--Brian A. Lebrecht, Esq.,President, The Lebrecht Group, APLC
This revised and expanded edition of the bestselling book, The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman, gives you everything you need to transform your business, your career or your working life forever.An MBA at a top school is an enormous investment in time, effort and cold, hard cash. And if you don't want to work for a consulting firm or an investment bank, the chances are it simply isn't worth it.Josh Kaufman is the rogue professor of modern business education. Feted by everyone from the business media to Seth Godin and David Allen, he's torn up the rulebook and given thousands of people worldwide the tools to teach themselves everything they need to know.The Personal MBA teaches simple mental models for every subject that's key to commercial success. From the basics of products, sales & marketing and finance to the nuances of human psychology, teamwork and creating systems, this book distils everything you need to know to take on the MBA graduates and win.'File this book under: NO EXCUSES' Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and Linchpin'Well on its way to becoming a business classic. You're pretty much guaranteed to get your money's worth - if not much, much more' Jason Hesse, Real Business'Josh Kaufman has synthesized the most important topics in business into a book that truly lives up to its title. It's rare to find complicated concepts explained with such clarity. Highly recommended' Ben Casnocha, author of My Start-Up LifeJosh Kaufman is an acclaimed blogger and consultant who helps people improve their business skills. He previously worked at Proctor & Gamble. Since 2005 Josh has been helping people learn about business without remortgaging their lives through his website, www.PersonalMBA.com
An inside look at modern approaches to modeling equityportfolios Financial Modeling of the Equity Market is themost comprehensive, up-to-date guide to modeling equity portfolios.The book is intended for a wide range of quantitative analysts,practitioners, and students of finance. Without sacrificingmathematical rigor, it presents arguments in a concise and clearstyle with a wealth of real-world examples and practicalsimulations. This book presents all the major approaches tosingle-period return analysis, including modeling, estimation, andoptimization issues. It covers both static and dynamic factoranalysis, regime shifts, long-run modeling, and cointegration.Estimation issues, including dimensionality reduction, Bayesianestimates, the Black-Litterman model, and random coefficientmodels, are also covered in depth. Important advances intransaction cost measurement and modeling, robust optimization, andrecent developments in optimization with higher moments are alsodiscussed. Sergio M. Focardi (Paris, France) is a founding partnerof the Paris-based consulting firm, The Intertek Group. He is amember of the editorial board of the Journal of PortfolioManagement. He is also the author of numerous articles and books onfinancial modeling. Petter N. Kolm, PhD (New Haven, CT and NewYork, NY), is a graduate student in finance at the Yale School ofManagement and a financial consultant in New York City. Previously,he worked in the Quantitative Strategies Group of Goldman SachsAsset Management, where he developed quantitative investment modelsand strategies.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS: Doctor of Management in "Homeland Security" from Colorado Tech University, Denver, USA, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in "Finance and Accounting" from Regis University, Denver, USA, Bachelor in Economics, "Financial Management", C. University of Kinshasa/Congo, Certified (C.P.E) in Taxation, The Tax University, Denver/USA. GENERAL SKILLS: International Consultant in the area of Homeland Security, finance, Management,taxation, accounting, and Audit, Studies, Analysis, Design and Orientation of the National Security Plan, Security, Intelligence, and Criminal Investigation, Management and Development Organization, University professor in the area of national security and Homeland Security, Management of Leadership, Government Policy, Anti-terrorist strategies in major public places, and Other areas: Administration, budgets and financial forecasts on a regular basis, Audit and Control, Management and Monitoring of Development and Humanitarian Aid, Innovation Analysis of Security Tactics, Emergency Management, etc.
Steve Loveland, the owner of a software firm, has hit bottom. He's about to lose his company and family, and he's desperate to turn things around. Jennifer Silverstone, a finance-savvy consultant, helps him implement the six essential dashboards every business needs. This transition to running a business with numbers, which every entrepreneur must eventually make, gives him the clarity required to save his business. With plenty of real-life problems, like a layoff, company-wide salary reduction, bank loan negotiation, family issues, and more, following Steve through this journey teaches fundamental finance and accounting principles in an interesting and engaging format. No matter where a business is in its life cycle, the contents of this book will empower entrepreneurs everywhere to Impact Your Business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Spencer Cannon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017794/bk_acx0_017794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is very crucial for academic and research areas in the area of taxation.Now a days the government expenditure is increasing because there is a pressure from the society demanding social services like education and health sectors.Therefore, to fulfill the demand there must be a new change to improve the government revenue through taxation.This book incorporates very important elements that can affect tax revenue and their solutions.The Author of this book is trainer of finance and accounting in the university and it has more experience in tax advising and in the education and research in the area of Accounting and Finance.The Author is academician,researcher and professional consultant.
Business of all sizes have a problem: How do you know—in real time—whether you are earning the profit you need to grow or even just stay in business? And which products or services are doing the “heavy lifting” in contributing to profit? Financial statements tell only part of the story. They are backward looking, for one thing, and they generally show results only in the aggregate. Worse, they never seem to reflect the hard work you’re doing on a daily basis. As one manager said, “If I’m adding 25% profit to every job, why am I getting barely 5% net profit at the end of the year?” Improving Profit: Using Contribution Metrics to Boost the Bottom Line solves this dilemma. As this book shows, Contribution-Based Activity (CBA) measures focus on two key levers that are fundamental to the operation of any business: financial contribution and units of activity. Knowing how to use these levers gets your company off the treadmill and on your way to stellar profitability. And as the 21 case studies show, CBA is surprisingly easy to apply to businesses of all types and all sizes. What is “financial contribution”? Simply the amount above and beyond the cost of goods or materials sold that contributes to covering overhead and creating profit. As entrepreneur, business consultant, and professor Keith Cleland shows, few managers actually know the financial contribution their products and services make, nor how to amplify that contribution by incremental adjustments to one or both levers. As you’ll learn, the financial tool Cleland created, TARI (Target Average Rate Index), provides insight into each product’s value. You’ll not only learn which products are contributing the most to the bottom line, but how to unlock the profit potential in run-of-the-mill products or services. Improving Profit will help you: Restore and boost profit levels for your entire operation Relate your daily efforts to a transaction's actual profitability Focus on the two key performance indicators that can help you identify and solve problems affecting finance and productivity Help everyone in the company—from CEO to janitor—understand how their activities help or hinder the company’s fortunes Make effective financial decisions If you’ve ever wondered why your results don’t match your hard work, hopes, and dreams, read this book. As the case studies make clear, identifying and applying TARI results in a significant—and often dramatic—boost to the bottom-line.
A consultant is a professional who provides advice in a particular area of expertise such as management, accountancy, the environment, entertainment, technology, law (tax law, in particular), human resources, marketing, food production, medicine, finance, life management, economics, public affairs, communication, engineering, sound system design, graphic design, or waste management. A consultant is usually an expert or a professional in a specific field and has a wide knowledge of the subject matter. A consultant usually works for a consultancy firm or is self-employed, and engages with multiple and changing clients. Thus, clients have access to deeper levels of expertise than would be feasible for them to retain in- house, and may purchase only as much service from the outside consultant as desired. It is generally accepted good corporate governance to hire consultants as a check to the Principal-Agent problem
Practice Management Consultant is an extensive collection of pediatric-specific practice management resources to assist pediatricians with managing a practice. Practice Management Consultant is a a compendium of articles which cover a wide variety of issues that impact the daily management of pediatric practices. In many ways, pediatric practices are in a state of economic crisis in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. From vaccine payment and supply issues to competition from large-scale retail-based clinics, pediatric practices both large and small are facing many business issues and constraints. This essential practice reference includes key practice management resources and guidance to help manage today's busy pediatric practice.Contents Include: Getting Started/Practice Basics Office Operations Business Considerations and Contracts Employment/Personnel Finance and Payment Medical Liability and Risk Management Patient Management Quality Improvement Medical Home Physician Health/Wellness Career Transitions.There are multiple appendices and forms included Supplies Needed to Start a Practice Sample Employee Handbook Outline Staff Evaluations: Guidelines and Instructions Sample Financial Policy Patient Survey Parent Refusal to Vaccinate Form Appeal to Payers for Payment Letter Template Outstanding Patient Account Balance And many more.